| ||Aerospace & Defense (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon)|
Agribusiness (Bayer CropScience, Bunge, Agrium)
Automobiles & Components (Fleetwood Enterprises, Volvo, Michelin)
Banks — Commercial (Bank of America, Wells Fargo, SunTrust)
Banks — Thrifts & Mortgage Fin. (Countrywide, Washington Mutual)
Biotechnology (Biogen Idec, Myogen)
Business/Construction/Engineering Services (Monster, Pitney Bowes, Accenture)
Chemicals (BASF, DuPont, Eastman Chemical)
Conglomerates, Holding Co., Div. Invest. (GE, Textron, Walter Ind.)
Consumer Consum. — Food/Bever./Tobacco (Hormel, Coca-Cola, Altria)
Consumer Consum. — Household/Personal (Mattel, Colgate-Palm., P&G)
Consumer Durables — Household (Maytag, Stanley Works)
Consumer Durables — Textile/Apparel/Luxury (Steve Madden)
Consumer Services — Hotels/Restaurants/Leisure (Hilton Hotels, Marriott)
Consumer Services — Other (H&R Block, Mighty Ducks (NHL))
Educational (Kent State, National University, WestEd)
Energy — Equipment & Services (FMC, Halliburton, Schlumberger)
Energy — Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels (BP, Anadarko, Peabody)
Equipment, Machinery & Instruments (Caterpillar, Fluor, Hyundai H.I.)
Financials — Capital Markets (Bear Stearns, Charles Schwab)
Financials — Diversified Services (Citigroup, Principal Financial)
Government — City/State/Nat—l (U.S. State Dept., FAA, U.S. Army)
Health Care — Equipment & Supplies (Baxter Int—l, Dade Behring)
Health Care — Providers & Services (WellPoint, Vanderbilt Univ.)
Insurance (MetLife, RGA, Selective, Allstate, Mutual of Omaha)
Materials (Georgia-Pacific, Rock-Tenn, Vulcan, Gibraltar Steel)
Media (Cox, E.W. Scripps, Scholastic, ESPN)
Non-Profits (RAND, Nemours, Goodwill, KPMG Foundation)
Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Abbott)
Real Estate/REIT (BRE, Regency Centers, Gables, Home Prop.)
Retailing — Food & Specialty (Office Depot, Lowe—s, Tiffany, Publix)
Retailing — Internet/Catalog (800-FLOWERS, Sharper Image)
Retailing — Multi-line Retail (Big Lots!, Federated Dept. Stores)
Technology — Computers & Peripherals (Dell, H-P, IBM, Maxtor)
Technology — Electronic Equip. & Instruments (XEROX, CDW, Agilent)
Technology — Hardware & Equip. (Cisco, Motorola, QUALCOMM)
Technology — I.T. Services (EDS, Iron Mountain, Perot Systems, Fiserv)
Technology — Semiconductors & Equipment (Intel, AMD, Broadcom)
Technology — Software (EarthLink, Yahoo!, Adobe, Symantec)
Telecommunications (Sprint Nextel, Verizon, U.S. Cellular)
Transportation & Logistics (American Airlines, Ryder, Yellow)
Utilities — Electric (Progress Energy, Exelon, Entergy)
Utilities — Gas (AGL Resources, Peoples Energy)
Utilities — Multi/Water/Traders (Ameren, TXU, Constellation)
| ||Do I Have to be Based in the United States in Order to Enter? Organizations based outside of the U.S. are welcome to apply. We regularly receive entries from Australia, Austria, the Benelux, Bermuda, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.K., and Vietnam.|
When Must I Have Created My Report?
It must be for the most recent fiscal year.
How Should I Submit My Entry? Entries can be submitted in both hard- and soft-copy formats. The preferred soft-copy format is PDF. Contact us if you need to use another entry medium. Cover letters are welcome but not required. Only one annual report needs to be provided for judging.
Can I Upload My Entire Entry? Yes! We can allot up to 2 gigabytes of online storage for receiving your reports, cover letters & other materials. Send everything to us at http://www.lacp.com/upload
How Does Judging Occur? Award results are based on the judging of submissions within peer-level competition classes. They are determined according to company size, annual revenue, and other pertinent factors. Scoring is derived according to LACP's proprietary judging system, which grades various criteria of an entry. A composite score is then determined. Your Results Kit will provide full details on the judging methodology as well as feedback on your report.
Should I Include a Cover Letter? While not mandatory, it does help judges better understand an entry's goals, target audience, messaging, development, and success metrics.
How Do Competition Classes Work? All entrants are required to enter the General Competition—this is where the heart of judging takes place, primarily among organizations of similar size and means. If you believe your entry stands out in any of the other achievement categories (e.g. Most Creative, Most Improved), you can enter those separate competitions and contend against all other entrants solely on that category's single criterion. —Special Achievement— categories include regional awards, as well.
Are Late Entries Accepted? Yes, through 15 July 2023. We may be able to make special arrangements for exceptional circumstances— contact us at www.lacp.com/contactus
Do I Have to be an LACP Member to Enter? No.